Bappi Lahiri On The Remake Of Amitabh Bachchan's Namak Halaal And The Iconic 'Pag Ghungroo' Song, 'No Body Has Approached Me Yet' - EXCLUSIVE

As one of Amitabh Bachchan’s biggest blockbusters, Namak Halaal, heads towards remake route, Bappi Lahiri whose music went a long way in making the film a historic success, speaks EXCLUSIVELY.

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Bappi Lahiri On The Remake Of Amitabh Bachchan's Namak Halaal And The Iconic 'Pag Ghungroo' Song, 'No Body Has Approached Me Yet' - EXCLUSIVE
The news that producer Murad Khetani has bought the remake rights of one of Amitabh Bachchan’s biggest blockbusters Namak Halaal triggered off a chain  of  speculative reactions in  the media. The  tireless Bappi Lahiri whose music went a long way in making the film such a historic success wonders if the  producer intends to use the original  music.

 
“Nobody has approached me. So I don’t know what their plans are. But the music that I did for Namak Halaal is remembered and hummed to this day. One cannot imagine Namak Halaal without 'Pag Ghungroo'. It was shot by Prakash Mehraji in a 11-minute sequence, the longest song sequence in a Hindi film. Kishoreda (Kumar) sang Pag ghungroo as only he could. He rightly won the Filmfare award for his vocals. I consider 'Pag Ghungroo' among my best achievements," says Bappida.  ALSO READ: Corona Go Go Go Na: Baba Sehgal And Bappi Lahiri Spread Awareness Through Their Peppy Compositions - WATCH

He adds, "Ashaji’s 'Jawani jaan-e-mann' was  also a big hit.” Bappida has a very special place for Namak Halaal in his heart. “It  was my first film with Prakash Mehraji. Before this, he  worked with the great Kalaynji-Anandji in Haseena Maan Jayegi, Zanjeer, Haath Ki Safaai and Muqaddar Ka Sikandar. Namak Halaal  was  a big challenge for me. After this Prakash Mehaji and I did Sharaabi with  Bachchan Saab again taking the songs to unexpected heights."   ALSO READ: Bappi Lahiri On Kanika Kapoor's Coronavirus Infection: 'She Has Been Irresponsible. I Pray To Lord Ganesha For Her Recovery'- EXCLUSIVE


The legendary composer and singer signs off, "They don’t make  stars  like Bachchan Saab anymore. Or filmmakers like Prakash Mehra.”







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